OSIOT: Seminar by Pierre Kil of OpenRemote Project
Please join us on September 24th for a seminar presented by the Open Remote project:
OpenRemote is an open source initiative of the founder of JBoss, Marc Fleury, and Juha Lindfors. In 2008 it started out of frustration with the extremely expensive home automation solutions. With a lack of dominant protocols, and extremely expensive hardware, a home automation project would easily start at 10 thousands of dollars. Integration was labour intensive and costs were hidden in the expensive hardware. OpenRemote started as an open source solution for home automation, integrating any protocol and running on any standard hardware, as it is build on Java.
Today, with an explosion of connected devices, with low costs and low energy consumption, as well as the abundance of tablets and smartphones, we are evolving beyond traditional building automation, which some call the Internet of Things. Pierre will share the background of OpenRemote and it's architecture. Additionally he will show examples of less traditional solutions in healthcare, community interaction, and energy management and the typical challenges that also go beyond technology. Since we will always remain an open source company in products, but more importantly in our DNA, we look forward to meeting the OSIOT members and getting their views on the internet of things
About the speaker:
Pierre Kil joined OpenRemote in August 2012, responsible for business development and sakes. Before joining OpenRemote, Pierre was responsible for several innovative organizations within Philips in Europe and Asia. Most recently he was responsible for a global RnD organization within Philips Lighting ventures and startups. Pierre graduated from Eindhoven University of Technology with a Master in Mechanical Engineering, Process and Product Design. In addition he has a Master in Business Marketing from TiasNimbas. Pierre is married, has two daughters and currently lives in Endhoven, The Netherlands In his free time he enjoys travelling running and sailing.
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